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Question: “Questioning, 24, Male.
“I think I am gay, because I am very much attracted to men, it’s difficult for me to come out and tell my parents about it, society issues! Never had sex before, still a Virgin! I don’t know what’s the scare, like something stopping me to come out! I just watch porn and masturbate! :(“”
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Talking about childhood depression, children’s books When Clouds Hide The Sun & Christopher the Lonely bear, self help book 50 Things To Know To Have A Better Life and the psychology of tv comedy Red Dwarf to Tan Talk’s Tiffany Werhner
It’s mental health awareness week. Mental health issues can affect men, women, children, anyone of any race and age, rich or poor. It’s important to remember you are not alone and it’s okay not to be okay. Find someone you trust to talk to it can help you.
A few months ago I had the idea of doing a psychology based Red Dwarf review show for the “Red Dwarf TV” YouTube channel. Recently an Australian publisher said he is a massive Red Dwarf fan and would love to publish this as a book!!
The book will look at the psychology and related themes used in Red Dwarf – and include tips on how to deal with certain issues displayed: anxiety, fear of failure, lack of confidence and so on.
Every episode will be discussed separately on it’s themes and use of psychology issues – including obvious once like Confidence and Paranoia, Terrorform, Justice, the Beginning and so on.
I will also be looking to talk to fans and fanfiction writers:
For fans: How has Red Dwarf helped them in life/what did the show teach them?
Give your opinion on certain episodes and scenes that might go ignored a lot, and certain characters issues or scenes that are often overlooked.
And additional for the fic writers: how do they see the characters mental health, has writing the characters been cathartic sometimes?
I’m really happy about this and hope you like the idea as well. Red Dwarf was what got me interested in psychology, so this really is a full circle.
Lots of love,
The media keeps throwing articles and TV shows at us, telling us we all should strive to be confident and youthful. Shy people are advised to go out there and start socializing they say.
Being bullied as a youth turned me into a shy person with chronic anxiety, which makes it hard to connect to others and trust people. Over the years I used all the advise TV and media threw at me to try and become ‘better’. To become what I believe I should be; a happy go lucky person with a full social life.
I ended up depressed and exhausted. I also felt as if something was wrong with me, until I realised that it wasn’t me that was the problem. It was the advice. More